With benefits like strong bones, regulation of blood pressure, and cancer prevention - calcium is a vital part of our daily diet. Recommended daily calcium intake is 1,000mg PER DAY for adults.
So if calcium is proven to be so important to our health - how can we ensure we're getting enough? Most of us look to dairy products as our main source of calcium, but as a "non-dairy person", I look to other sources to fulfill my body's requirements - and there are plenty! Did you know that there's just as much calcium in 1 cup of figs as there is in a cup of milk?
See below for a list of other foods that you might not have guessed are rich in calcium.
Instead of turning to supplements or high dairy intake - try incorporating one of these into your diet this month.
The more you know!
*Source. All for serving size of 1 cup.